Miller Posthumously Receives Liberty Medal

Senator Ranzenhofer speaks during a special ceremony in front of the EMS Memorial at the Empire State Plaza where Barry Miller’s name will be placed in remembrance of his ultimate sacrifice.
Miller family accepts highest honor bestowed upon individuals

Albany, NY– Barry G. Miller has been posthumously designated as a recipient of the New York State Senate Liberty Medal by State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer.  

The New York State Senate Liberty Medal is awarded to individuals who have merited special commendation for exceptional, heroic or humanitarian acts on behalf of their fellow New Yorkers.  He was tragically killed last September in an ambulance accident on his way to a fire call in the performance of his duties as an emergency responder.

“As a first responder, Barry acted with bravery in many emergency situations.  He was dedicated, loyal and compassionate to his family and our community,” said Ranzenhofer. “Barry made the ultimate sacrifice while faithfully executing his responsibilities as an emergency responder. It is so fitting for the State Senate to pause in its deliberations today to honor him and his family with a Liberty Medal.”

Senator Ranzenhofer joined members of the Miller Family earlier in the day for the New York State EMS Memorial Commemorative Ceremony.  During the special ceremony, Miller’s name was placed on the memorial in remembrance of his ultimate sacrifice, along with the names of other EMS personnel from across the state.

“Our family is completely honored and in awe of the honor presented to my son,” said Miller’s father, Tracy Miller.

Miller held the title of Chief of Emergency Medical Services in Bergen.  For over three decades, he was a member of the Bergen Fire Department.  Miller was also a member of Leadership Genesee Class of 2008.  He was the owner of Miller’s Millworks in Bergen and the Beaver River Lodge in the Adirondacks.  He also worked for several years at Rochester Eye and Tissue Bank.

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